Monday, July 9, 2007

Where has the time gone?



See this handsome young man? This National Honor Society High School graduate? This son of mine, Joseph, was just "yesterday" in Mother Teresa's arms and now he just received his diploma at his high school graduation ceremony.

Where has the time gone?

11 comments:

Esther said...

Donna, what a wonderful post! You must be so proud.

On seeing Joseph held by Mother Teresa, my mom said he is such a blessed child.

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Thank you, Esther and your Mom. Yes, I am so proud of Joseph. He is a truly wonderful human being with a big heart. I believe too that he is a blessed child!

Esther, you are so fortunate to have a Mom who shares youir faith!

Ebeth said...

Wow, Donna-Marie! Mother Teresa holding your baby!!?? ...and I thought my 2 daughters being baptized with water from the River Jordan was cool!! What a memory for you and your family!

Wow
Ebeth
Climbing for holy memories

Alice Gunther said...

WOW! What an incredible photograph with Mother Teresa! A treasure to be sure!

Congratulations to Joseph on his graduation!

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

I want to know the story behind it... how did it happen?n

Karen E. said...

Gorgeous pictures, Donna!

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Hi Ana,

Well, it's a very long story, actually. I met Mother Teresa about 20 years ago when I attended a private Mass at her convent with my family. From that time, I was in correspondance with her for the next ten years or so. I was able to meet with her privately over the years as well as attend profession ceremonies of her sisters and visit the convents when she was there (at least a dozen times - God is so good!). I also stayed at the Harlem convent to work in the soup kitchen. As I said, it's a long and BLESSED story which I'd love to share with you. Maybe when you come over for that lemonade! :) Actually, I just wrote a book about my experiences with her which will be out next January or February by Crossroad Pub. titled, "Unlikely Saints." Maybe you'll be able to read it. Also, I have a story coming out in Canticle magazine in the September 2007 issue about "Mother Teresa and Me."

God bless!
Donna

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Thank you, Karen!

God bless!
Donna

Suzanne Temple said...

Donna, I love these pictures! Congratulations!

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Thank you, Suzanne!

God bless!
Donna

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Hi Ebeth,
Wow! Your daughters were baptised by water from the River Jordan?! Cool.
God bless!
Donna